I am using Illustrator 2018 on Windows.

I am working with a series of Photoshop work paths (exported from Photoshop 2018) which are all made using a 300 dpi bmp.

Until recently when I opened a work path file in Illustrator it placed the imported paths on a square artboard which was always the same size each time I opened a path.

I do not know what or how but something has changed and each path is now placed on a thin rectangle shaped artboard. This is annoying as I now have to manually resize each artboard.

Is there a way to set the default artboard so that each time an image or path is opened or imported the artboard is the same size?

Many thanks

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It is just following your last used artboard setting.

To reset it:

Create a new document File → New (Ctrl+N)

And choose the desired artboard size and hit OK.

Next time you load something in, it will create the artboard based off your last used size.


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